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Hemipteran - Largus

Hemipteran - Largus
Near Stevens Creek, Modoc Area, McCormick County, South Carolina, USA
July 7, 2005
Size: 7mm, head to abdomen
This was a smallish bug, found in a tree about a meter off the ground. At first I thought it was a beetle, but after reviewing the photos it looks like a true bug. I'm not sure what kind though. A negro bug? Or perhaps this is some hard-to-identify nymph?

Dorsal view.

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Moved from True Bugs.

no negro bug
in another picture of a similar nymph, it is clearly seen that the dorsal sutures of the abdomen are blurred - so it is the surface of abdomen, not the scutellum we see.

Lynette suggested Largidae: Largus for this one.

Moved from True Bugs.

I'm thinking this is a nymph of something other than a negro bug, but not sure what, exactly:-)

An odd duck
What an odd species. I couldn't find a match in How to Know the True Bugs. My best guess would be to go with you on Negro Bugs, since the scutellum seems to cover the wings completely—not true of any other Bugs I know of. I don't know if there are elongate Negro Bugs, though. HTKTB pictures only one species of Negro Bug, which is the typical rotund shape.


Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV

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